In our class assemblies in September we thought about how we are the same and how we are different.
Is God like us?
Thomas - He has different hair and skin.
Haleemah - God is like us because he made us.
We went on to think about friends and what makes a good friend.
In October we linked our Assemblies to Harvest thinking about thanking God for our food. We wrote thank you prayers to God to hang on our prayer tree.
In November and December we learnt the Lord`s Prayer and read and discussed the stories from The Story Mat series book `It`s a big family`. We thought about what the words mean to us.
Who can we pray for?
Isla - Those that don`t have shoes or socks.
Silas - God keeps us safe at night.
At Christmas and in January we thought about the animals in Winter and how we can care for God`s creatures. We made food for the birds and hung them on an outdoor Christmas tree. We wrote prayers to God asking him to help us look after hid creatures in Winter. We used twigs we had collected to make stars to remind ourselves.
In January we introduced our Prayer Bear who is going home every weekend with each of the children in turn. He loves to write prayers with our help and we are sharing his experiences and prayers in our Class Assemblies.
In February and March we also started to think about Friendship and what makes a good friend.
At Easter we used Godly Play and small world to retell the events of Easter.
Mrs Vali talked to us about her sons` weddings and showed us some of the beautiful oufits. She explained the Muslim wedding ceremony to us.
We had our own Christian Wedding with Reverend Rie in the School Hall. Afterwards we had a party. Lots of us shared our own Special Times with each other and in our Assemblies we thought about the special time of Pentecost.